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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Time Items
All day
 
9am
Music + Movement: Summer Series with Ms. Gabi
 
10am
Free Mending

Free Mending

Study Room 211
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

We are here to mend anything you need as the weather from spring to summer, including clothing, coats, and other fabric-related repairs. Sewers from the Sewing Machine Project will be available to mend your things for free every Thursday.

All are welcome
First come, first served
Work done on site

 
West Madison Senior Coalition Senior Lunches
 
Music + Movement: Summer Series with Ms. Gabi
 
3pm
Knitting at the Library
 
3pm
Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club

Study Room A (Blue)
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Grab your friends for multiplayer Minecraft fun hosted on the library's private server. No account needed, we'll use library laptops running MinecraftEDU. Minecrafters ages 17 and under sign up for 30 minute turns based on attendance. Funded in part by a gift from the Irwin A. & Robert D. Goodman Foundation.

 
5pm
Open Media Lab

Open Media Lab

Media Lab
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to explore digital media production in the realms of stop motion animation, 3D world design, green screen video, audio design and graphic design. Drop in and explore the lab or work on projects with the expertise of our media lab staff.

Lab staff for today will be:
Nate- Expertise in film production, editing, animation, game design, graphic design, and digital art
Lexie - Expertise in film editing

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bubbler and the Media Lab are supported by grants from Madison Public Library Foundations and The Friends of the Madison Public Library.

 
6pm
Chapters Teen Writing Club

Chapters Teen Writing Club

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meets most Thursday evenings! Middle and high school students can meet other aspiring authors, bounce ideas off one another, share your stories, and feel the creativity flow! Writing club will be led by local author Carole Madrzak.

 
Quick Vegan Breakfast Ideas with The Mint Bunny

Quick Vegan Breakfast Ideas with The Mint Bunny

Community Rooms A and B and Kitchen
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Looking for quick and healthy breakfast ideas that are completely plant-based? Join Val and T.J. from The Mint Bunny to learn how to make (and taste) some of their go-to guilt-free dishes and the nutrition benefits behind each dish. Register online or call 608-288-6160. Please put in an email address if you'd like a reminder sent. This event is funded in part by a grant from CUNA Mutual Foundation.

 
English Conversation Class
 
7pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Karin Slaughter

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Karin Slaughter

Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
Thu, 08/30/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The #1 internationally bestselling author returns with a new novel in the vein of her New York Times bestsellers Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter—a story even more electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful than anything she’s written before.

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?

Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?

But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.

The police want answers and Laura’s innocence is on the line, but she won’t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .

 
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